Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Texas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Texas Project


OA 75: Influence of wind energy on Swainson's hawk ecology

March 2014 - September 2017


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • BWXT Pantex/DOE

We are assessing the influence of wind energy development on breeding ecology and risk of mortality during migration of Swainson's hawks.

Presentations Presentation Date
Boal, C.W., L. Groen, and J.D. Ray. Migration Rates of Swainson’s Hawks Through Regions of Different Wind Energy Potentials Between Texas and Argentina. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016. 2016-02-19
Groen, L., C. Boal, J. Ray, and J. Walker. 2014. Movement rates of Swainson's hawks migrating from Texas to Argentina. 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, TX, Feb. 2014. 2014-02-21
Groen, L., C.W. Boal, J. Ray, and J. Walker. 2014. Movement Rates of Swainson’s Hawks from the Plains of Texas to the Pampas of Argentina. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX, September 2014. 2014-09-24
Groen, L., C.W. Boal, J.D. Ray, and J. Walker. Modeling wind turbine collision risk for migrating Swainson’s hawks at an international scale. Annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX. 2015-02-21
Walker, J.R., R.S. Matlack, C.W. Boal, and J. Ray.2013. Home range determinations of nesting Swainson’s hawks: Ptts vs VHF. 49th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Houston, TX. Feb. 2013. 2013-02-23
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Groen, L.M. 2015. Risk of wind turbine encounters and migration patterns of Swainson's hawks (Buteo swainsoni) migrating from the plains of Texas to the pampas of Argentina. M.S. Thesis. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. 2015-12-31